The Texas Association of Independent Athletic Organizations was formed in 2013 by a group of like-minded Six-Man football coaches that for various reasons did not “fit” in with existing football or athletic leagues in Texas. For our first year we had 8 members. In 2014 we expanded to 19 teams, separating in to two divisions so smaller organizations would not be at a competitive disadvantage. We crowned our State Champions in both divisions, then hosted an All Star game bringing together the very best football players in the league for a day of fun, honor and competition! We also hosted the First Annual TAIAO State Basketball Championship in February, as well as a Softball Championship in May. In May we also combined our Track And Field Championships with the Texas Home School Track and Field Championships.
2015 brought more growth with an expansion to 29 total organizations. In November we hosted our first State Championship Tournament in Volleyball. We again held our State Championship games in Moody Texas, followed by another successful All Star day in San Antonio. We are looking forward to the 2016 Basketball Tournament in February and Track Meet in the spring!
We feel we have a great offering for all types of organizations, Private Schools, Charter Schools, Home School Organizations and Public Schools. We currently have organizations in all of the major metropolitan areas of Texas: Houston, Dallas Metroplex, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Waco, as well as many areas in between.
We believe that we have the start of something that will continue to grow and to last. The organization is ‘run by the members’ with nobody’s input being ignored. The leadership and member organizations commit to always remember that it is “about the kids”, and do everything we can to keep the adults ego’s out of the equation when decisions are being made.